In this two-part article, I propose a specific architecture for building an integrated enterprise data warehouse (EDW). This architecture directly supports master data management (MDM) efforts and provides the platform for consistent business analysis across the enterprise. I describe the scope and challenges of building an integrated EDW, and I provide detailed guidance for designing and administering the necessary processes that support integration. This article has been written in response to a lack of specific guidance in the industry as to what an integrated EDW actually is and what necessary design elements are needed to achieve integration.

What Does an Integrated EDW Deliver?

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